Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

I have been trying to make some room in my freezer lately and in doing so I have been coming across all sorts of interesting things that I had forgotten about. Most recently I found some panang curry paste which is essentially a red curry paste with peanuts in it. The first thing that I think of when I think of the panang curry paste is always the spicy peanut sauce which I think I may be addicted to. With the warm weather that we have been having the last few days I was thinking about summery food and I figured that the easiest way that I could get my spicy peanut sauce fix was to make a simple chicken satay and serve it with the dipping sauce. I am a huge fan of skewered grilled meat and this chicken satay is no exception! It is super simple to make, only needing a bit of marinating time and then you just throw it on the grill. The chicken came out nice and tender and light and fresh and it was packed full of flavour! Now I am looking forward to grilling season even more. Time to go see what else I can find in my freezer.

Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

2 teaspoons coriander seeds (toasted and ground)
2 teaspoons cumin seeds (toasted and ground)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (ground)
2 stalks lemongrass (peeled & chopped)
1 shallot (diced)
1 tablespoon garlic (grated)
1 tablespoon galangal (or ginger, grated)
1 birds eye chili (sliced)
1 lime (juice and zest)
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound chicken (cut into thin strips)
* wooden skewers (soaked in cold water for 30 minutes)
1/4 cup peanut sauce

1. Mix the coriander, cumin, turmeric, lemongrass, shallot, garlic, galangal, chili, lime, fish sauce sugar and oil.
2. Marinate the chicken in the marinade in the fridge for 1 hour to over night.
3. Skewer the chicken and grill it until cooked and slightly charred, about 3-5 minutes per side.
4. Serve with peanut dipping sauce.

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Thai Chicken Pizza with Spicy Peanut Sauce
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Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Shrimp Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Thai Chicken 'Mole'
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
Chicken Satay Burgers
Spicy Peanut Chicken Quesadillas

Use in:
Chicken Satay Quesadillas with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
Thai Grilled Chicken Satay Salad
Spicy Peanut Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka The Chicken Satay Melt)
Spicy Peanut Chicken Rice Bowl
Moroccan Grilled Chicken Kabobs


The DeL Sisters said...

I just made a recipe like this last week!

Claudia said...

Kevin!! Hello again!! Just super. Yes, I have MADE your recipe. And your spicy peanut sauce is super!! good grub!!! :)

ter@waaoms said...

can't wait for BBQ season!! I will put this in my collection of recipes to try. I love chicken satay but have never made it myself.

Kathleen said...

I can't wait to get into the full bbq swing. In Socal, you can always dabble, but summer is when its ON!

Ashleigh said...

Ive been looking for a good peanut sauce and you're recipes are always super wicked awesome so thank you. I'll make it soon. Actually I wonder if it would go well with the the lettuce wraps I made today?

Bethany said...

Your satay looks wonderful -- this may be silly, but I'm impressed at it's golden color, it looks so authentic! I just posted some peanut noodles the other day -- I can never get enough peanut sauce either

Sook said...

I made something similar the other day and they were delicious! I love peanut sauce. I like the idea of adding spices in it.

Nina Timm said...

Flavor, flavor, understand it well don't you? Excellent!!!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

wow!my favorite appetizer!! especially the peanut sauce!!

Bob said...

I love satay, I don't think I've ever had a spicy sauce with it though. Next time I definitely will.

Bren said...

I need to try this recipe based on your plating alone. Nice job! looks really, really good! Gotta try the peanut sauce since it has a kick to it. Niiiice job.

Jenn said...

i love to order this as an appetizer whenever I eat Thai. Yum!!! I like to pour a lot of peanut sauce on mine.

zurin said...

The satay and the peanut sauce look great! Thank for the Kimchi was good and Im looking forward to trying out other kimchi based recipes with them.^^

U have a great blog and teh variety of food that you cook and blog about are simply amazing!

MaryMoh said...

Looks delicious. Satay is one of my top favourites. My family love satays. Can'r wait for summer to be here to make satay.

Beth said...

One of my favourites Kevin. Although don't make it at home much?!?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very appetizing and so well-presented! I LOVE Satay!



Joanne said...

Peanut sauce addiction? You and I both.

This looks fantastic.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

For me warm weather means I can use the grill pan in the kitchen without smoking up my apartment because I can open the windows. ;-)

I love chicken sate. Peanut sauce is addicitve. I wish I could find a nice surprise like that in my freezer.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Amazing, you are able to cook Malaysia famous food i.e Satay, salute you! and Your satay look delicious !


Hola Kevin

Que tal estas?, este plato es maravilloso, la verdad que aveces dejamos el congelador lleno de cosas olvidadas que cuando nos ponemos a mirar, nos alegran gratamente ...., el mío lo tengo abandonado ....

Tengo pendiente varias recetas tuyas, tus ultimas entradas me han parecido maravillosas.


dawn said...

I wish I could shop at the places you shop at JUST to have access to these ingredients!

Mausi said...

Wow, your chicken satay looks gorgeous. I made chicken kebab on Sunday and I thought it came out great but yours look better!!! Also, I see that you made Okonomiyaki in the past. I make it all the time. It is one of my favorite Japanese food :-)

MirandaJayne said...

How is it that your wooden skewers aren't all black and burnt like mine end up. And I soak mine in water before hand.

ashley said...

looks delicious! chicken satay is delish!

Bellini Valli said...

Sure sounds like my kind of dish Kevin!!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Great dish! Chicken satay with peanut sauce is one of my favorites. I'm adding your recipe to my must make list!

krissy @ the food addicts said...

you got some nice grill marks on your chicken! i need to do something fun like this, instead of making the same boring stuff with chicken. thanks for the inspiration, kevin!

Angie FoodMuse said...

Great recipe and photo...makes me want some Thai food tonite! I'll try this someday soon.

screwdestiny said...

Satay is SO delicious! This post has me craving it bad now.

Daphne said...

Thank you for the inspiration to cook Thai food. I made this recipe last night and it was so delicious! I posted about it on my blog and gave you a shout out: Come check it out!

Avie said...

Hi Kevin! I tried your recipe on Sunday and everyone, the fam, the neighbors loved it so much. And I will have to make some more today. What a great recipe: Thank you for sharing it!

teresacooks said...

This was delicious! All my little kids ate up the spicy sauce and had second helpings of chicken!

Vera said...

That looks heavenly!! My tummy is rumbling now, and it's bedtime for me too!;)

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